Saturday, December 10, 2016

2017 Quick Quotes Design Team Call

Exciting News!
 
Design Team Call for 2017!!!
 
Quick Quotes is looking for a few creative, responsible, drama free, motivated and enthusiastic designers who love to design layouts, mini albums, mixed media, altered art and cards each month using their products to promote the Quick Quotes brand and products online.
 
Designers with video tutorial expertise are encouraged to apply!
 
Did you know that Quick Quotes manufactures patterned papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks along with vellum quotes and more?  Check out their online store to learn more:  www.shopquickquotes.com
 
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This call is open to US Residents only.
  • Applications due: December 30, 2016 by Midnight PST
  • Design Team Term is 12 months: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017.

 
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The Details:
  1. You must have an active blog and Facebook
  2. Commitment to a minimum of 3 projects a month. Projects can be scrapbook pages, mini albums, art journal, mixed media, cards, etc. One of these projects must be a page each month.
  3. One of your posts each month to include either designer tips and or a tutorial.
  4. Submit blog posts via HTML with links back to products in the Quick Quotes Store. We will help you to learn how to submit the HTML.
  5. Have excellent photography skills.
  6. Publish projects to your blog and other social media outlets.
 

The Benefits:
  1. You will receive a generous welcome package from us, including every color of PowderPuff Chalk Ink that Quick Quotes manufactures.
  2. Generous product shipments filled with Quick Quotes to create with!
  3. Opportunity to design with Club Q Kits on a rotation basis.
  4. Your photo, name and bio listed on the Quick Quotes blog.
  5. Access to a private Design Team Facebook group to collaborate
  6. Your blog will be listed on the main Quick Quotes blog page.
  7. Opportunity to host the monthly Quick Quotes Monthly Blog Challenge.

To Apply:
  1. Email quickquotesdtcall@gmail.com
  2. Include your name, full address, phone number and email address
  3. Why do you want to design for Quick Quotes?
  4. Include a short biography. We want to know a bit about you!
  5. Links to your Blog, Facebook, YouTube and any social media accounts or galleries.
  6. What other Design Teams are you on?  (DT experience is not necessary, we are just curious.)
  7. Attach 3-4 pictures of your best projects. (Size to 500k or less please)
    • Projects need not be new creations for this call.
    • Please share projects recently created in the last 2-4 months.
  8. Provide a link to a step by step tutorial you have created or a YouTube video tutorial.

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Email all of this to quickquotesdtcall@gmail.com by Sunday, December 30, 2016 by midnight PST. Applications must be received by December 30 for consideration.

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For any questions, please email the above address with "DT Question" in the subject line.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rooting for You with Gabriela

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a way to showcase your paper patterns and have some fun with stamps or die cuts. This card is a pop-up inside and has a decorative band holding it closed.



















I am using the Winter Bliss collection and I started by cutting my paper into pieces. I used one 12" x 1" strip, one 5.5" x 4.25" rectangle, a 3" x 3" square and an 8" x 5.5" rectangle. I used a plain white card base.


I stamped my images and used a pop-up die for the inside of the card.




Once I had everything cut out, I adhered my die cuts and stamped the sentiment.


The outside of the card was put together by using a stamp runner on the 5.5" x 4.25" piece and adhering that to the card base. Then the 3" square was placed on top of that.


Finally, the 12" x 1" strip is what will hold the card closed, it's just a decorative touch.  Place the strip on the front of the card.

 
Turn the card over.

Fold each edge of the strip towards the center of the card.

 
 
Then adhere the ends together to make a band. The finished card will have a very nice look and a fun pop-up inside.



This card is motivational, but any occasion will work; Winter Bliss is my favorite collection right now, but you can use any of the beautiful Quick Quotes collections to make a project like this. 

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Winter Bliss - New
 
I hope you enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Twist Fold Card Technique with Martha!

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a twist gate fold card that I created using some papers of Winter Bliss Collection and Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink. Take a look at my card:

TWIST GATE FOLD HOLIDAY CARD


Creating this card is very simple:
  • Cut a piece of card stock of 4-1/4"x7-1/2" to create the base.
  • Score this piece on 2-1/2" and 5"
  • Score the left panel diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner
  • Score the right panel diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner
  • Make diagonal folds away from the card and straight folds inwards to complete the base of the card.
  • Cut a piece of Winter Bliss 101 of 3-7/8"x2-1/4" diagonally for the front flaps from the upper left corner to the lower right corner
  • Cut a piece of Winter Bliss 103 of 3-7/8"x2-1/4" diagonally for the under flaps from the upper right corner to the lower left corner
  • Paste the diagonally cut papers to the card on the corresponding flaps using a snail adhesive
  • Cut a piece of card stock of 4"x2-1/4" to stamp the interior Images. I used images from the stamp set Christmas Penguins by Joy Clair that I stamped using Midnight Confession PowderPuff Chalk Ink
And voila the card is ready!
TWIST GATE FOLD HOLIDAY CARD


To finalize the decoration of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set Merry Christmoose by Joy Clair using Midnight Confession PowderPuff Chalk Ink and I cut it with a cross stitched oval die cut from Gina Marie Designs.

I pasted it over the card and I just was sure to only use adhesive on one side of the front of the card, so it can open freely.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Christmas Penguins and Merry Christmoose stamp sets by Joy Clair
  • Cross Stitched Oval Die Cut by Gina Marie Designs
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mother of Pearl by Want2Scrap
Thank you for stopping by. See you soon!
~ Martha Lucia
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tree Tutorial with Susie!

Hello and welcome!

Susie hosting the blog today with a tag featuring an origami Christmas tree made with Quick Quotes papers. The reds and greens in the Earth, Wind and Fire collection are perfect for Christmas designs.  The subtle, delicate patterns look great on both the dress and the tree!


Let's start by creating the dimensional tree!  I cut several squares from green paper patterned paper in the Earth Wind and Fire collection.  The smallest size was 1.75" and I increased the dimensions by 1/4" all the way up to the largest square at 3".  Use your judgement on how many of each size to cut based upon what size tree you want to build. First, fold the square in half and give it a good crease with your bone folder.


Open the square...

...and fold it on the diagonal.  Again give it a nice crease with the bone folder.

Open the square again, rotate it 90 degrees...

...and fold it on the other diagonal. Don't forget to crease it!

Open the square back up and collapse in the sides as shown in this picture...

...so that it folds into a flat triangle shape!

Fold the right side of the triangle (top layer only) to the center and crease the fold. *Tip:  Use the grid lines on your cutting mat to position the triangle and make the fold precise.


Now repeat with the left side, making sure you crease the folds with your bone folder.  Your square should now look like this:


Now repeat the same steps with all of your squares. If the paper doesn't stay folded, feel free to add strips of adhesive in a couple of places.  Once they are all folded, stack the triangles to form a Christmas tree, slipping the tips of each triangle into the folds of the one above it.  I used liquid adhesive to glue the triangles in place.


Here's a look at the back side:

Next I created the paper doll by stamping on Chiffon 105. The dress was stamped on the front and back of paper 105 from the Earth, Wind and Fire collection.


I fussy cut and layered the papers for the dress.

I watered down Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalking Ink on a craft mat and used it to paint the ruffles on the bottom of the dress.  I used Java to paint her hair before I trimmed her out and adhered the dress.


I cut the tag from Chiffon 104 and then stenciled the background using Seafoam, Light Moss, and Antique Linen.  The Christmas stamp is from my stash.


Before I adhered the tree to the tag I brushed Seafoam and Green With Envy Ink along the edges.


I stamped and die cut the "meet me under the mistletoe" sentiment...

...and topped the tree with a metal snowflake brad.

To finish things off I added two black rhinestones to the belt on the dress and some washi tape on the bottom left of the tag.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Chiffon 104, 105
Earth, Wind and Fire 107, 108
PowderPuff Chalking Inks- Antique Linen, Light Moss, Seafoam, Green With Envy

Other supplies: Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamp - Jeanne Want2Scrap Baby Bling TCW454s Mini Specimens stencil Spellbinders Fleur Rectangles die Stamps, ink, embossing powder

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Winner's Post and Monday Inspiration

Happy Monday to you, we have been busy and are excited to share a few prize winners with you.

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Want2Scrap Hop Winner!

ScrapperJanice

ScrapperJanice said...
What a pretty mini album! I didn't know about painting the chipboard white first to get true color -- glad to learn that! The dark brown chipboard was really pretty.
November 19, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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Now for the gift certificate winner and our top projects to announce from our prior Friday Challenge 69 - "Tear It Up!".  Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us! 

We love to see what you create!

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Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate winner*: 



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"Top Challenge Winners"
(They win a Top 3 Challenge Winner Badge to display on their blog.)

#2 - Louise


#3: Steffi



Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

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Hello, Alicia sharing a sweet winter card with you today. I used Quick Quotes Winter Bliss collection (again). I just love these new papers so much! They have proven so versatile.


Here are the details of chalking the embossed snowmen.  I lightly swiped the Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink over the piece several times. You could also use a dauber as an applicator of the ink.  I also inked the edges for a cohesive look. This technique makes for a simple but stunning effect.


Quick Quotes Products:

Other Products:
Sizzix Snowman #4 embossing folder
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words Winter stamp and die
Creative Memories border maker

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Alicia
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Challenge 70

Hi, Kathi here to host the Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 70!

Please stop back tomorrow for the winners post from Challenge 69 and from our Want2Scrap hop.

This month's challenge is a color theme: Blue and Silver (or Grey). I created this project by creating a mini album that sits in the center of the sleigh,  the mini album is a 6 x 6 using the collection "Winter Bliss".
 

I covered a wooden sleigh with the paper collection, trimmed with silver trim and silver bling, the sleigh runners were painted with silver glitter paint. then the silver and crystal bling was then added over the glitter paint.  The sleigh also is a center piece, using floral foam and floral embellishments created a beautiful center piece.

 Sleigh and Mini Album

Middle of the mini album.  Mini Album will hold over 24 photos. 

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Paper Collection: Winter Bliss ***New
Sentiments Quotes Cards

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap: Enamel Dots
KS4U: Silver Trim, Silver Mesh Bling
Spellbinders Thinlet Dies
Stampin Up Ornament Thinly Dies

Thanks so much for stopping on over!
~ Kathi


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The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Blue and Silver (or grey)".  
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project using the color scheme as part of your design - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge. 
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please. 

We can't wait to see what you create this month!
Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 12/30.

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The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights  with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs.  Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  
Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
 
Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
 
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or scrapbook.com
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up. 
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(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. 
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Use Those Scraps with Connie

Hi, Connie here with some Winter themed cards using my scrap paper by Quick Quotes. I don't want to throw any of it away, so what better way to use it. I always need cards!


Very simple design~ just cut out 3"X 3" squares of paper.  This is from the 
Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon).

 
The cardstock is 4" x 12" long.  One sheet will get 3 card bases.  


The snowflakes are die cuts. I inked around the edges of all the paper with
PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  The colors are listed at the end of the post.


The cards are long and slender and will work perfect with a gift or a loaf of homemade bread:)

Supplies Used:
Winter Bliss Collection *New*
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Pixie Pink, Caribbean Blue and Blue Lagoon (retired)

Other Supplies: 
Want2Scrap: Bling
Stamps: Darkroom Door
S.e.i.:  / Tumble Dye

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DTMember
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Let it Snow with Susie!

Hello and welcome! It's Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a layout featuring the Winter Bliss Collection.

I started by trimming  the background paper to an 11.5" square and then centered it on black card stock.  You can see I matted each of the layers with black card stock before topping it all off with a 6"x6" laser cut overlay from Want2Scrap.


One of my favorite things about the overlay is that it comes with a built in title!  It also comes with a white background page that gave me a border for my picture.


I embellished the laser cut snowflakes with Want2Scrap Iridescent Rhinestones.  The fact that they are self adhesive makes them so easy to use!


Want2Scrap Black Enamel Dots were perfect for accenting this list of priorities!


I just love the way patterns and papers in this collection work together.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Winter Bliss Papers:  103, 104 coming soon!

Want2Scrap Supplies:

Other Supplies:  
Black card stock
7 Gypsies stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
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